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Old 11-25-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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Hello!

I'm kindly asking you for help in the following matter: we need a photo for a team game. We are people from all over the world and the final stage in our game is to take a pic of various landmarks. This round the required photo is of the herd of Texas longhorns, in the Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth. Unfortunately noone in our team is close to that location.

The photo can be taken at 11:30 a.m. or 4 p.m., when the herd is driven down Exchange Avenue, OR in their pens behind the Livestock Exchange Building on East Exchange Avenue.

Please, is anyone close enough and willing to help us?

The needed photo must contain a team sign (handwritten or printed), that's why I can't take the pic from the web. In case of a positive answer, I'll give you more details about the sign.

Thank you very much!
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:24 AM
 
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Since there are 0 responses to my post, I'm asking you: is my request inappropriate on this forum?

Well, I understand it is not exactly usual, but I thought someone could be nearby, maybe enjoying a cup of coffee in one of those nice bars or diners from the neighborhood. And yes, I've tried contacting them too, no luck. Also emailed some of the photographers close to the location, no reply either. Calling is not quite feasible since I'm in Europe.

Maybe a suggestion where to look for someone willing to help us with the pic? Please?
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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Honestly, your posts sound excessively self absorbed and deeply unaware of human psychology.

Why would anyone take time out of their holiday weekend to do a stranger this odd favor? You might start with explaining the "game" that you are playing and why a stranger might have an incentive to help you.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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Why would anyone take time out of their holiday weekend to do a stranger this odd favor? You might start with explaining the "game" that you are playing and why a stranger might have an incentive to help you.
I've briefly explained our game: we solve a riddle and in the end we are given a location to take a photo of. In the photo there must be a team sign (date, location, team name, round number) to prove the pic was taken in the present.

For us it's fun and interesting but I understand that someone not involved in this type of team games might find my request odd. I don't expect someone to drive an hour to do me a favor, I just hoped someone is close enough and willing to spend 10-15 min out of their time to take the pic. Why? Because, in my naivety, I still believe that somewhere out there there still are people willing to help, even a stranger.
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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I've briefly explained our game: we solve a riddle and in the end we are given a location to take a photo of. In the photo there must be a team sign (date, location, team name, round number) to prove the pic was taken in the present.

For us it's fun and interesting but I understand that someone not involved in this type of team games might find my request odd. I don't expect someone to drive an hour to do me a favor, I just hoped someone is close enough and willing to spend 10-15 min out of their time to take the pic. Why? Because, in my naivety, I still believe that somewhere out there there still are people willing to help, even a stranger.
I'm sure it's fun for you, but I doubt that's enough to persuade someone to drive over to the stockyards to take a picture for you. Also, I don't think there's any shortage of charitable souls here, just the fact that there's needier recipients than you.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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I don't think there's any shortage of charitable souls here, just the fact that there's needier recipients than you.
OK then, sorry for wasting their time to read my trivial request.

Please, a mod/admin, delete this thread.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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Part of the issue is that few people you'd encounter here actually live near the Stockyards since it's not in the best part of town. People who don't live in the area don't really understand how spread out the metroplex is. Just DFW airport is the size of Manhattan island. Parking in the Stockyards also often costs money and the traffic on I-35 which you would take to get to Stockyards is horrible because of road construction. Basically, what I'm saying is that this isn't as simple a request as you make it sound.

They do however often have a guy dressed as cowboy there who has a steer with him. For a fee you can get your photo taken with it. Texans are pretty friendly. Often if you offer to take their photo they'll take your's.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:04 PM
 
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You might try one of the task companies...like taskrabbit
Craigslist gigs....etc.
Offering incentive probably would help.
You might also contact the visitors and tourist bureau which is right in the area.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Have you looked on Google Images?
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Granbury, TX
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OK then, sorry for wasting their time to read my trivial request.

Please, a mod/admin, delete this thread.
Hi, let me know if you still need the picture, I can help you.
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